Long Live the Soil: Why We Should Care

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Date(s) - 1111/2424/1919
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ramkota Hotel (Patterson Room)


You are invited to attend this special presentation by Jimmy Emmons to kick off the 2019 annual convention of the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts.  you are also invited to the social with Emmons at 7pm.  Among the many “how to” tips Emmons will offer are the following:

  • Leading by example
  • Making your mark
  • Inspiring the future direction of an organization
  • Bringing people together for the benefit of all

Jimmy Emmons and his family own and manage 2,000 cropland acres and 5,000 rangeland acres in Dewey County, Okla.  The farm was converted to no-till in 1995.  Emmons later went a step further and adopted crop rotations, cover crops and planned grazing management to decrease soil erosion and increase water filtration.  In addition to conventional soil testing, Emmons uses specialized soil and plant tissue testing to monitor soil fertility.  This helps him adjust fertilizer application rates by crediting the system for nutrients supplied by soil organic matter.

In 2017, the Emmons Farm received the inaugural Oklahoma Leopold Conservation Award.  The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.

Emmons served as president of teh Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and on the board of the Dewey Country Conservation District.  He currently serves as the farm production and conservation regional coordinator for the Southern Plains Region for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  This regions encompsses Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colordao and Kansas.

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